The Events Centre Presents
Nick Parnell - Nothing But Rhythm
Wednesday 5th September
Nick Parnell is Australia's most exciting young concert percussionist. A leader of the new generation of performers, Nick breaks traditional boundaries exploring world music and performing works by Bach and Chopin on percussion. Winner of the 2001 International Melbourne Percussion Competition, his energy and precision on instruments including marimba, vibraphone, drums, gongs and cymbals, have fascinated and enchanted audiences throughout Australia , Asia and the UK .
Born in the small South Australian country town of Orroroo , Nick began teaching himself the drums at the age of ten. He later attended Westminster School where he had formal tuition. He completed a Bachelor of Music, Honours and Masters degrees in Percussion Performance under teacher Jim Bailey at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide . In 2004 he was named the most outstanding graduate of the Elder Conservatorium. Nick has consistently won awards for his outstanding musicianship. These include:
• First Place-International Melbourne Percussion Competition-2001
• First Place -Australian Percussion Eisteddfods-2002 & 2003
• First Place-Elder Conservatorium Concerto Competition-1999
• First Place-Adelaide Eisteddfod-1997
Nick Parnell - Nothing But Rhythm is on at The Events Centre on Wednesday 5 September @ 11:00AM, Morning teas served at 10:00AM. Ticket Prices are $13.50 Adult or come to 8 shows @ $11.50 each or shows @ $12.00. Bookings (07) 5491 4240, Box Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-6:00pm, Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Box Office opens 1 hour prior to performance.